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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

  1. Prof’s Research Links Increased Exercise to Reduced Symptoms in Cancer Patients

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Increased physical activity helps reduce cancer patient’s symptoms like pain and depression, according to a Highlands University professor’s study. Exercise and sport sciences professor Jay Lee and the coauthors’ paper, “An Analysis of Symptoms and Functional Gains in a Cancer Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit,” was published in the International Journal of Therapy…

  2. College Night 2015

    Las Vegas Robertson High School freshman Gabrielle Montoya, left, talks with Benito Pacheco, Highlands University Academic Support director, at College Night 2015 on Oct. 20 in the university’s Student Union Ballroom. The Highlands Office of Recruitment organizes College Night each year in collaboration with Luna Community College. Hundreds of high school students from Northern New…

  3. Science Café Oct. 26 Focuses on the Impacts of Environmental Toxins

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A free public science café at Highlands University Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. features a scientist who will shed light on how daily exposure to common environmental toxins can affect body size and development. Sheryl Smith, a biochemist and expert in environmental toxins, will lead the science café. She is a…

  4. Out of the Darkness 5K Run Oct. 27 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Las Vegas runners have a chance to lace up their sneakers to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Highlands University’s “Out of the Darkness” 5K run Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the university’s Gene Torres Golf Course. The golf course is at Country Club Drive and Mills Avenue in Las…

  5. Highlands offers simplified credit transfer to Santa Fe Community College students

      Santa Fe, N.M. – Santa Fe Community College students can seamlessly transfer more credits to Highlands University thanks to new agreements between the two institutions. The seven agreements mean Santa Fe Community College graduates with associate degrees can more easily transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, finance, marketing, management, early childhood multicultural education,…

  6. College Night 2015 Oct. 20 at Student Union Ballroom

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Prospective college students will get information and insight about future career opportunities related to fields of study as well as learn how to navigate all aspects of college enrollment at College Night 2015 on Oct. 20 from 5–8 p.m. in Las Vegas. Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the…

  7. Soccer Defender and Basketball Guard Tapped for Cowgirl Way Scholarships

    Las Vegas, N.M – Two Highlands University women athletes who are stellar in both the classroom and their sports were tapped for Cowgirl Way scholarships. Molly Enenbach is an All-RMAC Conference soccer defender and maintains a 3.94 GPA. Basketball point guard Giulia Simioni, also an All-RMAC Conference player, maintains a 3.69 GPA. Both athletes received…

  8. New Professors and Emeriti Faculty Meet at Dinner

      Highlands University chemistry professor Christopher Stead, left, talks with science education professor emeritus Werner Muller at an Oct. 7 dinner aimed at retired faculty sharing academic wisdom with new tenure-track faculty like Stead. Highlands President Sam Minner and his wife, Joan Minner, hosted the dinner at their university residence.      

  9. Faculty Research Day 2015

    Highlands curriculum and instruction education professor Seonsook Park presents a research study, “Improving Reflective Practice Through Pre-Service Teachers: An Interview Study of Professional Development School In-Service Teachers,” during the 13th Annual Faculty Research Day Oct. 9. Park and educational leadership education professor Patricia Cruz completed the joint study that focused on Highlands education students building…

  10. House Call Program Gives Warm Welcome to Students in Residence Halls

    Students in the Highlands University residence halls got a knock on the door and a warm welcome from the campus and Las Vegas community Oct. 6 during the House Call Program, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary this fall. “The House Call Program is designed to reach out to resident students to give them an opportunity…

  11. Conference Showcases Local Geology and Highlands Research

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University geology students and faculty showcased their research on the rich geologic history of the Las Vegas area from the mountains of Hermit’s Peak to the canyon lands of Rio Mora at the 66th Annual New Mexico Geological Society Fall Field Conference Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. The university’s Geology…

  12. Highlands Expands Tutoring Services for Students

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University is expanding its arsenal of tutoring services to include online tutors in a variety of academic disciplines that will give students access to help 24/7. Students can use desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and other mobile devices to either talk with a tutor in real time or communicate via…